FS weekly highlights—28 March 2019

FS weekly highlights—28 March 2019

In this issue


Brexit news
Brexit legislation
UK regulator updates
European regulator updates
International regulator updates
Prudential requirements
Financial inclusion
Financial crime
Enforcement and redress
Markets and trading
Regulation of capital markets
Regulation of derivatives
Investment funds and asset management
Banks and mutuals
Consumer credit, mortgage and home finance
Insurance and pensions
Payment services and systems
FinTech and virtual currencies
Sustainable finance
Dates for your diary


Brexit news


FCA director on Brexit risks and the UK’s future relationship with Europe

The Executive Director of International at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Nausicaa Delfas, has given a speech at the 4th UK Financial Services Brexit Summit, setting out the FCA’s preparations for exit from the EU, its expectations of firms, and the implications for consumers. Ms Delfas also looked at residual risks, and the UK’s future relationships on the global stage.

FCA develops UK Benchmark Register for no-deal Brexit

The FCA announced that it has developed a new UK Benchmarks Register, which will replace the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Register if the UK leaves the EU without an implementation period. The new Register will be the public record of UK supervised users, and UK and third-country based benchmark administrators that want their benchmarks

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Chris is a member of the New York Bar with more than two decades of experience as a financial services and capital markets lawyer in London. Before joining LexisNexis in 2016, Chris worked as a Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Linklaters LLP, supporting the firm’s market-leading Financial Regulation Group, with a particular focus on MiFID II. Chris also worked as Legal Analyst at Bloomberg, where he drafted analytical articles on EU, UK and US financial services law and regulation for Bloomberg journals and developed practical guidance content for the award-winning Bloomberg LAW legal research platform. Prior to that, Chris was a partner in the U.S. law group at Allen & Overy, advising issuers and underwriters on a wide range of capital markets and corporate finance transactions including SEC-registered and Rule 144A debt and equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general U.S. securities law advice. He also co-founded the firm’s Microfinance Working Group and advised on a variety of matters including two landmark securitisations of loans to microfinance institutions.

Chris has written extensively on legal and regulatory issues for numerous publications and lectured on financial regulation, microfinance and capital markets.